The Pioneer Federation Achievement for All, Learning Together, Learning for Life

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The Pioneer Federation started life as a partnership arrangement between East Hoathly CE Primary and Chiddingly Primary in June of 2014.

As a result of the tremendous success of the partnership and the rapid transformation at East Hoathly and Chiddingly, the soft partnership developed to a federation in November 2015.

The Pioneer Federation went into partnership with St Mary’s Hartfield CE Primary in September 2017 and in March 2018 St Mary’s Hartfield joined the Pioneer Federation.

Whilst preserving each schools unique characters, we all work closely together to drive the development of provision across the three schools and hopefully plan to extend to involve other schools in the future.

Our shared vision and set of values that underpin all that we do, have a central focus on creative, innovative and engaging teaching that develops a love and interest in learning. Our vision is for our children to value learning as a creative endeavour that underpins their aspirations for great futures and to ensure that we are all focused on seeing opportunities and believing that anything is possible. We craft meaningful contexts for learning and tasks that develop key skills for independence, confidence and resilience, which actively engage children.

Please see our letter to parents regarding the leadership structure across the Pioneer Federation from September 2018.

James Procter is the Pioneer Executive Headteacher. If you would like to contact him, his email address is head@pioneerfederation.co.uk

Mandy Watson is the Pioneer Chair of Governors. If you would like to contact her, her email address is mwatson@pioneerfederation.co.uk

Lorna Simm is the St Mary’s Chair of Governors. If you would like to contact her, her email address is chair@st-maryhartfield.e-sussex.sch.uk